On the Town The Lyric Theatre is undergoing a renovation by its new owner, Ambassador Theatre Group, prior to the start of On the Town performances. Related Shows On the creative team of On the Town are set designer Beowulf Boritt, lighting designer Jason Lyons, costume designer Jess Goldstein and sound designer Kai Harada. View Comments Directed by John Rando (A Christmas Story) and choreographed by Joshua Bergasse (Smash), this new staging of On the Town was previously seen at Barrington Stage Company last summer. Featured in the cast were Jay Armstrong Johnson (Chip), Tony Yazbeck (Ozzie), Clyde Alves (Gabey), Elizabeth Stanley (Claire), Deanna Doyle (Ivy), Alysha Umphress (Hildy), Nancy Opel (Madame Dilly) and Michael Rupert (Judge Pitkin). No casting has been announced for the Broadway production. First seen on Broadway in 1946, On the Town follows the adventures of three sailors on leave in New York City. Based on the ballet Fancy Free by Jerome Robbins, the musical features music by Leonard Bernstein and book and lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green. Toe-tapping hits from the show include “New York, New York,” “I Can Cook Too,” “Lonely Town” and “Some Other Time.” The classic New York City musical On the Town is coming back to Broadway. The revival will start performances in October 2014 at the newly named Lyric Theatre, formerly the Foxwoods Theatre, where Spider-Man, Turn Off the Dark closed in January. Show Closed This production ended its run on Sept. 6, 2015
NZ Herald 24 January 2020Family First Comment: “freedom of expression must never be at the expense of the right to protect children and families from offensive and inappropriate behaviour. Public nudity will offend against generally prevailing community standards of decency. Most families don’t want their children being confronted by naked men and women or ‘adult behaviour’… It is not for those families to ‘get out of the way’.”Lobby group Family First has put its support behind a Taupō mother who said she was “horrified” by naked swimmers in the district.Katrina Payne said 14 naked men and women at a popular swimming spot on Monday night deserved to be fined, after they arrived at Spa Thermal Park, where she swam with her 13-year-old daughter Hollie.The public reserve is in need of a “g-string ban” according to other concerned Taupō mothers who spoke to NZME earlier this month.In a public statement, Family First’s national director Bob McCoskrie has called on councils “to amend their bylaws to clarify clearly that nudity is banned from public places”.He said: “freedom of expression must never be at the expense of the right to protect children and families from offensive and inappropriate behaviour.”“Public nudity will offend against generally prevailing community standards of decency.”In his opinion: “Most families don’t want their children being confronted by naked men and women or ‘adult behaviour’… It is not for those families to ‘get out of the way’.”“It is also important to note that family nakedness in the home is completely different to stranger nakedness in public… These ‘show-ponies’ should be told to cover up and do it at home.”Taupō mayor David Tewavas told NZME today councillors hadn’t discussed the issue and it was “a matter of the common courtesies of life”.“The town is absolutely jam-packed with people, chock-a-block with visitors at the moment.”http://nzh.tw/12303088 (behind paywall)Keep up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.
Syracuse (4-6, 2-4 Atlantic Coast) visits Louisville (6-4, 3-4) for a 3:30 p.m. kickoff Saturday. The Orange, off a loss to Wake Forest, likely needs to win each of its final two games to ensure bowl eligibility. A loss to Louisville, which beat the Orange 62-28 last year in the Carrier Dome, would drop SU to 4-7 and almost certainly out of contention for a bowl. The Cardinals are coming off a win against Virginia. Here are answers to your gameday questions, as well as pregame reading. How can you watch the game? The game will air nationally on ESPNU. What should you know about the Cardinals? More than anything, know junior quarterback Lamar Jackson can chuck it. And he can throw it, giving the Orange a tough task ahead. What else should you know about Louisville? Here’s the full scouting report, and here’s the lowdown from Courier-Journal beat writer Jake Lourim, who says, “Last team with the ball wins.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textWho’s out? Syracuse quarterback Eric Dungey, who did not play last week and has yet to play in a game past Week 10 in his career, is listed as questionable. Junior running back Dontae Strickland is also questionable this week. Who will win? Each of our beat writers predicts the Orange will fall to Louisville and drop to 4-7 on the season. There’s Steve Ishmael and Ervin Philips, but who else at the receiver position? Besides tight end Ravian Pierce, who caught two touchdowns last week, the second outside receiver spot is still up for grabs. After his pro football career faded, former Syracuse cornerback Julian Whigham is chasing his journalism dreams. Comments Published on November 18, 2017 at 10:32 am Contact Matthew: [email protected] | @MatthewGut21 Facebook Twitter Google+
Oliver Carr (Heswall, Cheshire), a member of the England A squad, won the South East of England Links Championship at Royal St George’s and Royal Cinque Ports in Kent. A closing round of 73 for 287, five over par, gave 19-year-old Carr a one stroke winning margin over Blane Brehany (South Beds, Bedfordshire) with another A squad member, Nathan Kimsey (Woodhall Spa, Lincolnshire) third on 289. The three-day championship, one round each over the two courses on the opening two days and the final 36 holes at Royal St George’s, saw Carr (picture © Tom Ward) lay down a marker with a pair of 69s. This left him as the halfway leader, four strokes ahead of Brehany and the Kent pair of Daniel Byrne (Dartford, Kent) and Ed Richardson (Hemsted Forest, Kent). However, a 76 on the final day morning brought Carr back to the field and he went into the final circuit just one strokes clear of Byrne, who carded 73, and two ahead of Brehany with 74. But Byrne dropped back with a closing 76 while Carr’s closing 73 just kept him ahead of Brehany with 72 while Kimsey came through the field with 71. Another Cheshire player, Marcus Mohr (Bromborough, Cheshire) signed for a best-of-the-round 69 to climb to joint fourth on 290 alongside Max Orrin (North Foreland, Kent). But the effort earned Mohr the Grand Challenge Cup for the best final day aggregate of 141. Leading final scores: 287 O Carr (Heswall) 69 69 76 73 288 B Brehany (Sth Beds) 69 73 74 72 289 N Kimsey (Woodhall Spa) 70 74 74 71 290 M Mohr (Bromborough) 75 74 72 69, M Orrin (North Foreland) 70 76 73 71 13 May 2012 Carr lifts South East Links by a shot
The drive to get more adults to play more golf in England was set a fresh challenge today when a cut in public funding for the sport was announced. Sport England has reduced its funding to the England Golf Partnership (EGP) by £496,000 over the next three years. This follows falling participation in the 26-plus age group, shown by last December’s Active People Survey. Golf is one of six sports which lose a total of £2.8m in the ‘Payment for Results’ review. The others are football, which loses £1.6m; netball, hockey, rowing and mountaineering. Roger Moreland, the EGP’s Chief Operating Officer, commented: “It is disappointing that we didn’t meet our targets for the 26-plus age group. However, we are working closely together and with Sport England to address this and to increase participation, which is in the interests of everyone in the golf industry. “As ever, we will respond positively to the challenge. England Golf, the Golf Foundation and the PGA have worked closely together for many years to grow the game and the partners will continue to do so. There are so many positive aspects to golf development in England and they provide huge opportunities to turn around the disappointing drop in participation in the 26-plus age group. England Golf’s emerging strategy has engaged so many partners from across the industry in its development and it will be an important element in binding many more partners behind achieving common goals for golf. “2013 was a historic year for English players and teams and shows what a great job the system is doing in supporting each generation of talented golfers. The number of women playing golf is starting to grow, participation is up among retired people and also increasing among disabled people, and it is holding steady in the 14-25-year age group. We now have work even harder to turn around the downward trend in participation in the older age groups” The industry-wide drive to increase participation in golf will be underlined in May when National Golf Month takes place. This initiative, driven by the Bauer Media Group and the British Golf Industry Association, is a major campaign to offer opportunities to beginners and 100,000 lapsed golfers to try the game. In England the offers will be featured on the EGP’s Get into golf website which directs visitors to great value coaching courses with PGA professionals. 27 Mar 2014 Opportunities to grow golf despite funding cut
Chad Lindsay651071215%45%$223,630 Rafael Bejarano17442352924%61%$2,322,050 James Cassidy4474616%39%$427,500 JockeyMts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Won SANTA ANITA STATISTICS Mike Puype53117521%43%$348,850 Peter Eurton4285519%43%$481,515 Joseph Talamo13425171919%46%$1,474,098 Bob Baffert521511629%62%$813,203 (Current Through Sunday, July 3) Santiago Gonzalez17422243113%44%$1,095,800 Tyler Baze18529393316%55%$1,488,202 Martin Garcia771261316%40%$646,734 Philip D’Amato922319825%54%$1,516,358 Richard Mandella3995723%54%$723,822 Mario Gutierrez71715410%37%$583,775 Doug O’Neill95921199%52%$698,786 Tiago Pereira103916169%40%$456,722 Stewart Elliott9398710%26%$391,875 Mike Smith40138133%55%$926,437 Martin Pedroza791291215%42%$387,650 Edwin Maldonado14426221518%44%$987,556 TrainerSts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Won NYQUIST BREEZES A HALF-MILE IN 48.60ESPINOZA STOPS TO SMELL THE ROSESHEAVYWEIGHT DORTMUND ‘CHROME’ Flavien Prat14037222026%56%$1,791,030 Jerry Hollendorfer721471419%49%$973,463 TEAM O’NEILL HAPPY WITH NYQUIST WORKKentucky Derby king Nyquist worked four furlongs at Santa Anita Monday morning in 48.60 as he prepares for his first race since finishing third in the Preakness Stakes on May 21.Under exercise rider Jonny Garcia, the son of Uncle Mo trained by Doug O’Neill for owners Paul and Zillah Reddam worked in company with Malware (50.20) and came back well after his 7 a.m. drill.“He worked great, 48 and change and (galloped out) a two-minute lick from the wire to the half in under two minutes,” O’Neill said. “He went really well. We’re really happy with him. He’s cooling out great so we’re all smiling right now.“It just felt right to have Jonny work him this morning. Mario (regular rider Mario Gutierrez) is here, but Jonny knows him really well, as does Mario.”As to where and when Nyquist returns to the races, O’Neill is playing it close to the vest.“I’m going to meet with Paul on Wednesday, so we should know more Thursday. You can circle a race like the (Kentucky) Derby when you’re heading that way, but that’s not the case now. You’re at a point where you’re going to run him when he’s right.“When you say a specific race and it doesn’t work out, there is a lot of second-guessing, so I don’t know if my stress level can handle being painted in a corner. We’ll let the horse tell us and hopefully it will be soon.” A YEAR LATER, VICTOR GETS THE SPOILSWhat a difference a year makes.At this time in 2015, Victor Espinoza was basking in the glow of piloting American Pharoah to the first Triple Crown victory in 37 years. Everybody wanted a piece of him.Today, although he looks forward to his role as the regular rider of champions California Chrome and Stellar Wind, it’s relatively business as usual for the affable 44-year-old jockey.Victor, who by a vote of his peers, won this year’s Santa Anita George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award, is taking time to smell the roses, and not at Churchill Downs.“Things have settled down for me now,” Espinoza said. “I have more time for myself. I’m doing things I’ve wanted to do that I couldn’t do before. The last two years were intense, and now I have more free time for myself.“Besides working out and spending time with my favorite charity, City of Hope, the weather’s been good so I’ve relaxed at the beach and spent three days in Kentucky where I saw American Pharoah (at Coolmore America Ashford Stud, where he stands for $200,000).“I also visited Old Friends Farm and saw Silver Charm and other Kentucky Derby champions. I spent pretty much the whole day there.“American Pharoah looks great, amazing.”Asked if the 2015 Horse of the Year recognized him, Espinoza laughed and said, “I have no idea. I have no clue. But it was fun.” Now it’s back to business.“We had a lot of obligations outside of racing that took some business away,” noted Espinoza’s agent, Brian Beach. “We’ve slowed some of that down a little, but not completely. During the past two years, Victor has been a good ambassador for racing, but now it’s time to be a little selfish and get things back to normal.“Victor went to New York last night but he’ll be at Del Mar a week before the meet starts to work horses. We’ll concentrate on the second half of the year.”Continued Espinoza: “The trip to Kentucky was something I wanted to do and it was good to hang out with all the old-time horses, especially at Old Friends Farm. It’s amazing to see how they look now compared to their prime when they won the Kentucky Derby.”Old Friends Farm in Lexington recently was named the official charity beneficiary of the 2016 Breeders’ Cup World Championships, in collaboration with Maker’s Mark“I’m happy to be back now and getting ready for Del Mar,” Espinoza said. “I’m working hard for that meet. I’m always lucky there. I’m planning to win a lot of races.”HALL OF FAME JOCKEYS TO SIGN ONE-OF-A-KIND POSTER NEXT SUNDAYOn closing day next Sunday, July 10, Hall of Fame jockeys Gary Stevens and Mike Smith will be available from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. to sign one-of-a-kind posters featuring three-time champion mare Beholder and the undefeated filly Songbird.Signings will take place in the shaded saddling enclosure. Families are invited to bring the kids, as Santa Anita mascots, Winnie and Lucky, will be on-hand to greet fans and offer Beholder peppermints, her favorite treat. John Sadler63971314%46%$742,733 Richard Baltas55991216%55%$401,650 Fernando Perez941111812%32%$436,128 Peter Miller571014718%54%$479,520 Mark Glatt6812151118%56%$457,026 Kent Desormeaux56118420%41%$453,685 FINISH LINES: Whether 2015 Santa Anita Derby winner Dortmund is better than ever remains to be seen, but at a Clydesdale-esque 1,400 pounds, he assuredly is bigger than ever. “I weighed him the other day and he was 1,400,” said Bob Baffert, who trains the son of 2008 Kentucky Derby winner Big Brown for Kaleem Shah. “Once I get him down to 1,380, he’ll be good to go.” Seriously, Baffert plans to run Dortmund in the San Diego Handicap on July 23, the same race 2014 Horse of the Year California Chrome and 2015 Kentucky Derby runner-up Firing Line are being pointed to . . . Triple Bend Stakes winner Lord Nelson worked three furlongs for Baffert Monday in 36.40 . . . Her Emmynency, Grade I Queen Elizabeth II winner at Keeneland last October, worked six furlongs in 1:15 for Kristin Mulhall . . . With four days left in the Spring Meet, Rafael Bejarano holds a 42-37 lead over runner-up Flavien Prat in the jockey standings, while Phil D’Amato is pretty much down to his “magic number” en route to his second straight Santa Anita training title with a 23-15 lead over late-charging Baffert . . . Hector Palma and a band of merry well-wishers celebrated the trainer’s 79th birthday this morning at Clockers’ Corner with cake, coffee and good cheer. Palma has been training since 1971 and was the groom for the great Native Diver trained by Buster Millerick . . . Santa Anita’s Spring Meet closes with a three-day week next Friday, Saturday and Sunday, July 10. Simulcast wagering will be offered on Thursday, when there is free Grandstand Admission and free grandstand parking that day and on Friday, July 8. Patrick Gallagher2972224%38%$266,100
JOCKEY QUOTES AUSTIN TRITES, ASSISTANT TO TRAINER GEORGER WEAVER, ISOTHERM, WINNER: “Well at the end of the day, George Weaver entrusted me here with one horse. It’s just us and we’ve had a great time. The horse has done nothing but improve.“I think it was just the time from his soft turf try at Belmont transitioning to his time here. He’s had more time to adjust. He’s had 24 days since the Mathis Brothers Mile to settle and to relax. He was ready to post those two big works, for sure.“Most of his trips wind up with us wanting to pull our hair out so this was amazing. Flavien Prat has a nose for the pocket and managed to get a perfect trip today.” FLAVIEN PRAT, ISOTHERM, WINNER: “I was hoping he would break well, and he did, so I kinda used that to my advantage. We didn’t go that fast so I was sitting just behind the pace and thought he’d have a good shot. It worked out well.“Today, I knew I had some good shots. Everything worked out really well and I’m pretty lucky.” TRAINER QUOTES
ARCADIA, Calif. (March 9, 2017)–Santa Anita’s first-ever electronic starting gate, which housed the legendary Seabiscuit prior to his career-capping victory in the 1940 Santa Anita Handicap, has been completely refurbished and will be on display for fans to admire in the track’s East Paddock Gardens this Saturday, Santa Anita Handicap Day, at Santa Anita.De-commissioned for decades, the 15 ton gate had been relegated to Santa Anita’s own “battleship row,” according to assistant starter John Lopez, who headed the renovation project.“I had been looking at that gate since I was a little kid and I just decided this was something that needed to be done,” said Lopez, 59, who began working as an assistant starter in 1977. “It was just wasting away and I said, ‘You know what, I can do this.’ It’s like putting a model airplane or car back together.”With Lopez heading the project that began this past May, he was assisted by Santa Anita’s Carpenter and Paint Shops, as well as the track’s Director of Graphics, Candice Coder Chew.“The carpenters built the sign, the painters stripped everything down and brought it back to life and Candie was able to provide the numbers on top of the gate,” said Lopez. “I just put everything back together…It’s nice to see the ‘Old Lady’ come back to life again.”The vintage starting gate, which was originally manufactured on-site prior to the 1939/40 meeting, provides a link to a legendary past that can be revisited by all on Santa Anita Handicap Day, this Saturday, at The Great Race Place.First post time on Big ‘Cap Day, this Saturday, is at 12 noon. Admission gates open at 10 a.m.
Article published by dilrukshi With fewer species of sea cucumbers being recorded in catches, Sri Lanka stands to benefit from a proposal that is calling for increased protection of threatened species under CITES Appendix II.Experts say there’s good precedent for believing that the listing will raise awareness and spur action to protect the sea cucumbers, citing the example of various shark species that received greater attention after being listed. In the early 1980s, a common sight along the still unpolluted beaches of southern Sri Lanka was that of fisherfolk sun-drying small, blackish, cylindrical objects. They called them sea slugs, sea leeches, or sea cucumbers. These marine invertebrates were so abundant in the shallow coastal regions that they could be picked by hand during low tide.But growing demand for sea cucumbers, considered a delicacy across Asia, has since driven the largely export-oriented Sri Lankan fishery to unsustainable levels.After the sea cucumbers in shallow coastal waters were harvested, the populations in deeper areas were targeted by snorkeling fishermen and skin divers. The fishing pressure was so enormous that the sea cucumber fishery in southern Sri Lanka collapsed within a few years.The eastern coast of the island suffered the same fate, and today the sea cucumber fishery is confined to the northern arc of Sri Lanka. Experts say they fear the remaining sea cucumber populations there, too, will be depleted if not managed properly.A drive to promote the farming of live sea cucumbers is being attempted in Sri Lanka as an alternative to collecting them from the wild. Image courtesy of Kumudini Ekaratne.“As mostly scuba divers hand pick sea cucumbers now, the pressure particularly on high value species are high. Some of these high value sea cucumber species are already rare to not available on many sites,” Chamari Dissanayake, from the University of Sri Jayewardenepura, told Mongabay.Dissanayake was a former research officer at the National Aquatic Resources Research and Development Agency (NARA) who studied the sea cucumber fishery. She identified 24 sea cucumber species in Sri Lankan waters, of which 20 have some sort of commercial value.But the number being caught and sold is fast shrinking. A study published in May this year in the journal Aquatic Living Resources records nine sea cucumber species in commercial catches from November 2015 to January 2017 in Sri Lanka. That’s down from 11 species recorded in a study carried out in 2012, prompting researchers to conclude that some species are already overfished. These include the high-value Holothuria fuscogilva, known as the white teatfish and listed as vulnerable in the IUCN Red List.Teatfish are generally in high demand, and overfishing has caused the populations to decline in many countries. H. nobilis, the black teatfish, is another rare species found in the Sri Lankan waters and listed as endangered.Weak species management systems, overexploitation by fishers, and vulnerable biological traits are the key reasons why teatfish sea cucumbers are under threat across their wide geographic range, said Steven Purcell, an expert on sea cucumbers at Australia’s Southern Cross University.“The teatfish species of sea cucumbers are impacted by a compounding problem called ‘opportunistic exploitation,’” he told Mongabay. “This occurs when fishers over-harvest high-value species and then shift to harvesting lower-value species but can still collect the last of the high-value ones opportunistically, while they are out in the sea. This means that the high-value species, such as the teatfish types, can be harvested to the level of local extinction.”As these teatfish require higher levels of protection against the international trade, a proposal has been submitted to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) to list H. fuscogilva, H. nobilis and the endangered H. whitmaei (not recorded in Sri Lankan waters) in CITES Appendix II.The proposal, supported by the European Union, Kenya, Senegal, the Seychelles and the U.S., will be considered at the 18th Conference of Parties (CoP18) to CITES in Geneva from Aug. 17 to 28.There are three appendices under CITES offering varying degrees of protection for species. Inclusion in Appendix II will require countries to justify, through data collection and research, that exploitation and trade of the teatfish species in question won’t jeopardize their populations in the wild.A mix of sea cucumbers freshly collected from the ocean bed. Image courtesy of Terney Pradeep Kumara.For Sri Lanka, that could mean investing in field surveys to determine current population densities of black and white teatfish at multiple sites around the country, and socioeconomic surveys to determine which species, and how many, are collected by fishers, as well as identifying prevailing trading practices, Purcell said. This research would be required for assessing non-detriment findings and to inform decisions about whether trade should be allowed to continue at present levels.Dissanayake’s research indicates that about 10,000 people depend on the sea cucumber fishery, a key earner of foreign currency.“A solution has to be found by offering alternative livelihoods,” Dissanayake said.Sea cucumbers are processed to make bêche-de-mer, a popular delicacy in East Asia. Image courtesy of Terney Pradeep Kumara.Daniel Fernando, a co-founder of Blue Resources Trust, a marine research and conservation nonprofit, said there was good precedent to believe that achieving CITES listing for the overexploited sea cucumbers would be a key step toward protecting the species.“Many people still consider marine fish just as a commodity and there is little focus on their protection,” he told Mongabay. “But CITES listing of marine species made lot of people around the globe to change this outlook.”He pointed in particular to the listing of several shark species in various CITES appendices as helping to spur action for their protection.“As a result of previous listing of sharks, many countries including Sri Lanka began investing in the protection of the species,” Fernando said. “All these marine species become threatened due to unsustainable fishing practices and lack of management.”Citations:Kumara, P. B., Cumaranathunga, P. R., & Linden, O. (2005). Present status of the sea cucumber fishery in southern Sri Lanka: A resource depleted industry. SPC Beche-de-mer Information Bulletin, 22, 24-29.Nishanthan, G., Kumara, A., Prasada, P., & Dissanayake, C. (2019). Sea cucumber fishing pattern and the socio-economic characteristics of fisher communities in Sri Lanka. Aquatic Living Resources,32(12). doi:10.1051/alr/2019009Banner image of a fisherman drying boiled sea cucumbers in the sun on Sri Lanka’s southern coast, courtesy of Terney Pradeep Kumara. Cites, Conservation, Endangered Species, Environment, Marine Biodiversity, Marine Conservation Popular in the CommunitySponsoredSponsoredOrangutan found tortured and decapitated prompts Indonesia probeEMGIES17 Jan, 2018We will never know the full extent of what this poor Orangutan went through before he died, the same must be done to this evil perpetrator(s) they don’t deserve the air that they breathe this has truly upset me and I wonder for the future for these wonderful creatures. So called ‘Mankind’ has a lot to answer for we are the only ones ruining this world I prefer animals to humans any day of the week.What makes community ecotourism succeed? In Madagascar, location, location, locationScissors1dOther countries should also learn and try to incorporateWhy you should care about the current wave of mass extinctions (commentary)Processor1 DecAfter all, there is no infinite anything in the whole galaxy!Infinite stupidity, right here on earth.The wildlife trade threatens people and animals alike (commentary)Anchor3dUnfortunately I feel The Chinese have no compassion for any living animal. They are a cruel country that as we knowneatbeverything that moves and do not humanily kill these poor animals and insects. They have no health and safety on their markets and they then contract these diseases. Maybe its karma maybe they should look at the way they live and stop using animals for all there so called remedies. DisgustingConservationists welcome China’s wildlife trade banThobolo27 JanChina has consistently been the worlds worst, “ Face of Evil “ in regards our planets flora and fauna survival. In some ways, this is nature trying to fight back. This ban is great, but the rest of the world just cannot allow it to be temporary, because history has demonstrated that once this coronavirus passes, they will in all likelihood, simply revert to been the planets worst Ecco Terrorists. Let’s simply not allow this to happen! How and why they have been able to degrade this planets iconic species, rape the planets rivers, oceans and forests, with apparent impunity, is just mind boggling! Please no more.Probing rural poachers in Africa: Why do they poach?Carrot3dOne day I feel like animals will be more scarce, and I agree with one of my friends, they said that poaching will take over the world, but I also hope notUpset about Amazon fires last year? Focus on deforestation this year (commentary)Bullhorn4dLies and more leisSponsoredSponsoredCoke is again the biggest culprit behind plastic waste in the PhilippinesGrapes7 NovOnce again the article blames companies for the actions of individuals. It is individuals that buy these products, it is individuals that dispose of them improperly. If we want to change it, we have to change, not just create bad guys to blame.Brazilian response to Bolsonaro policies and Amazon fires growsCar4 SepThank you for this excellent report. I feel overwhelmed by the ecocidal intent of the Bolsonaro government in the name of ‘developing’ their ‘God-given’ resources.U.S. allocates first of $30M in grants for forest conservation in SumatraPlanet4dcarrot hella thick ;)Melting Arctic sea ice may be altering winds, weather at equator: studyleftylarry30 JanThe Arctic sea ice seems to be recovering this winter as per the last 10-12 years, good news.Malaysia has the world’s highest deforestation rate, reveals Google forest mapBone27 Sep, 2018Who you’re trying to fool with selective data revelation?You can’t hide the truth if you show historical deforestation for all countries, especially in Europe from 1800s to this day. WorldBank has a good wholesome data on this.Mass tree planting along India’s Cauvery River has scientists worriedSurendra Nekkanti23 JanHi Mongabay. Good effort trying to be objective in this article. I would like to give a constructive feedback which could help in clearing things up.1. It is mentioned that planting trees in village common lands will have negative affects socially and ecologically. There is no need to even have to agree or disagree with it, because, you also mentioned the fact that Cauvery Calling aims to plant trees only in the private lands of the farmers. So, plantation in the common lands doesn’t come into the picture.2.I don’t see that the ecologists are totally against this project, but just they they have some concerns, mainly in terms of what species of trees will be planted. And because there was no direct communication between the ecologists and Isha Foundation, it was not possible for them to address the concerns. As you seem to have spoken with an Isha spokesperson, if you could connect the concerned parties, it would be great, because I see that the ecologists are genuinely interested in making sure things are done the right way.May we all come together and make things happen.Rare Amazon bush dogs caught on camera in BoliviaCarrot1 Feba very good iniciative to be fallowed by the ranchers all overSponsored